Gates | Relational Ecologies: emergent systems
Gates explores boundaries between forces of containment, cyclical time, and rebirth. Gates traces the movement of poppies across the globe as a symbolic marker of human geography and the movement of people through centuries. Papaver rhoeas is deeply resonant in many folklore traditions, yet it is also a flower that suggests a common history and shared knowledge across time.
In this work, groups of Papaver rhoeas are planted within a series of enclosed 'gates' - a network. As the poppies eventually push their way out of these spaces of confinement, the soft petals of the plants will erode and reshape the enclosures.